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SAFEGUARDING

KILLEIGH PARISH
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN STATEMENT

Safeguarding Children;
All Church personnel (including clergy, religious, staff and volunteers) have a responsibility to safeguard children through promoting their welfare, health and development in a safe and caring environment that supports their best interests and prevents abuse.
The Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here www.kandle.ie
Diocesan Safeguarding Statement available HERE.
As required of all church personnel in this diocese, we will adhere to ‘Kildare & Leighlin Diocese: Safeguarding Children Policy & Procedures’ (Feb 2017).


 

 
If you would like to know more about safeguarding in your parish, please speak with your Local Safeguarding Representatives Breda O’Connor. Concepta Murphy. Aileen McDermott
 
or look at the Safeguarding section on www.kandle.ie.
 
If you ever wish to report a child or vulnerable adult safeguarding concern, please contact the Diocesan DLP on 085 8021633 or the statutory authorities of the Gardai, TUSLA, HSE.

A Message from Kathleen Sherry, Director of Safeguarding
 
I can be contacted in the following ways:
 
Phone:  085 802 1633
 
Email:  safeguarding@kandle.ie
 
By mail:    Bishops House,
 
Old Dublin Road, Carlow.
 
If you have any queries regarding safeguarding of children or of vulnerable adults please do not hesitate to contact me.
 
Kind regards,   Kathleen Sherry.  



If you have a concern contact:-

Diocesan Designated Person; (D.L.P.) –
Kathleen Sherry: 085-8021633  Email:- dlp@kandle.ie  
Deputy Designated Person; (D.L.P.) –
Michele Hughes: Email: safeguarding@kandle.ie                               


The DLP is the person responsible
in our diocese
for receiving all Child Safeguarding concerns
and reporting same to the civil authorities.

Local Safeguarding Representatives: –
Breda O’Connor       
Concepta Murphy  
Aileen McDermott  

The LSR’s role is to promote awareness of the diocesan safeguarding children policy and procedures, and to ensure that church activities are provided in a way that ensures the safety and wellbeing of the children involved.

Diocesan Director of Safeguarding
KATHLEEN SHERRY    Phone:  085 802 1633
Email:  safeguarding@kandle.ie
By mail:    Bishops House,
Old Dublin Road, Carlow.  
Duty Social worker can be contacted 9am-5pm
  Laois Area                                      
057 86 92567/8                                
Offaly Area
057 93 70700
                                              
Tusla, Laois Offaly 0449353997
HSE National information line:- 1850 24 1850 (callsave)


Outside of these hours in cases of emergency please contact An Garda Síochána


                                Tullamore:       057 93 21305  

                               Portarlington:  057 8623112

                               





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